Undergraduate Research Initiative

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Finding funding for your research 

Want to get paid to do research? If you are thinking about summer research in 2021, Now is the time to act! For summer research, it is commonplace for students to apply for external funding/awards to support their research activities (under the supervision of a professor). Securing funding for your summer research is not only money in your pocket, it’s also a great CV-builder, especially if you are considering more research (or graduate/professional school) in the future. Regardless of your disciplinary interests, there are a variety of funding opportunities to support undergraduate research, and the URI can help you to explore them.  

Online Session: How to Apply for Undergraduate Research Funding

This upcoming live session will introduce you to the process of applying for funding, where to look for funding opportunities, and how to write a funding application that stands out in all the right ways. We will also focus particularly on the URI Undergraduate Researcher Stipend and what adjudicators are looking for.

How to apply for undergraduate research funding
Wednesday, December 2, 2020
12:35 - 1:20 p.m. | Registration link

Can’t attend a live session? Watch our eClass page for updates - we’ll be posting short videos & resources throughout the month of November on various aspects of funding. 

Online Session: Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

Most funding programs require that students have a confirmed supervisor prior to applying, so it's important to start exploring your options now. Many funding deadlines are early in the winter term (e.g. January/February), so starting early gives you an opportunity to find a supervisor and plan for which funding programs you will apply to, well ahead of the winter deadlines. 

If you need assistance with identifying or approaching potential supervisors, check out our upcoming session below, our Getting Started in Research videos on eClass, or contact us for an advising appointment. 

Virtual session: Getting Started in Undergraduate Research
Monday, November 16, 2020
12:05 - 12:50 p.m. | Registration link

Book an advising appointment with URI

URI staff and our peer advising team are available to support students with research-related questions! Sign up through our appointment calendar, or email us at uri@ualberta.ca  with your availability, and we can arrange an appointment for you.  

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